What do you call a great dog who’s part Great Dane? A Great Damon! This three-year-old Great Dane mix arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on June 24th. He was brought to the shelter by animal control. True to his breed, he was such a sweet and gentle-natured dog. But Damon had some high hurdles to overcome: not only was he a larger black dog, but he was also heartworm positive.

Fate was kind to Damon. On June 29th, One Life to Live Pet Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania expressed interest in taking Damon. However, the rescue needed to have the cost of his heartworm treatment covered. The same day, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, reached out to us for help with Damon. With some extra funding from RADAR supporter Melissa Feeney, we were able to seal the deal for Damon! He had his heartworm treatment done on September 2nd.

“A gentle giant!” Susan told us. “He’s big and chunky, slow moving and easy going, and can’t wait to softly clean your face with kisses! Physically, Damon has a big presence, but like many Danes, he has a soft, wonderful and calming energy about him. He was totally unfazed by other dogs darting around his ankles and trying to get him to roll around on his back like they were doing. Instead, he remained tall and dignified, patiently watching from the sidelines. Damon is just as sweet and loving as can be!” To see more photos of Damon, click here.

RADAR paid all of Damon’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $366.

UPDATE! All funds for Damon have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Damon has been adopted!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Damon:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Black Dog FundMelissa Feeney; Kathy O’Connor; Karen Dymond, honor of her big, black dog Olive; Diana Berkstresser; Gail O’Connor

Added on September 20, 2014.

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